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Is odd or even harmonic distortion more pleasing to the ear?

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Scroll down to related links and look at "Harmonics and overtones in comparison" or scroll down to related links and look at "Calculations of Harmonics from Fundamental Frequency". Besides the fundamental "even harmonics" bring here the added tones: c , c, g, c, e, g , bflat, c :-) and "uneven harmonics" bring here the tones: g, e, bflat, d, f#, aflat, b ;-( Which of those both rows will be more pleasing? You can see it. Even harmonics sound more brilliant. Don't mix up harmonics with overtones! Even harmonis are uneven overtones and uneven harmonics are even overtones. Better stay with the word harmonics.

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